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Address: 7213 Hwy 61, Tofte, MN 55615
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+1 218-663-7643

Summer time we offer canoe, kayak, and bike rentals, sales and service....

Summer time we offer canoe, kayak, and bike rentals, sales and service. Half and full day guided kayak tours. Complete and partial Boundary Waters Canoe Area outfitting. Winter time we offer snowshoe, alpine ski, snowboard and xc ski rentals. Full outdoor shop with clothing, gear, gadgets, and souvenirs.

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My go to place for gear and kayaks

I love this shop. I've purchased a sleeping bag, fuel, trail foods, bug spray, etc. all the things you need for the trail are here. I enjoy talking with the owners and sharing... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Marysville, Ohio
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Marysville, Ohio
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177 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love this shop. I've purchased a sleeping bag, fuel, trail foods, bug spray, etc. all the things you need for the trail are here. I enjoy talking with the owners and sharing experiences. I rent kayaks from here too and they are always super helpful getting everything hooked upon my SUV. They are full of tips and good places... More 

Thank AmericanExplorer8500
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We scheduled a Kayaking Tour of Lake Superior. The lake had small vessel warning so our Kayaking adventure was moved to an inland lake. The lake was fine and the kayaking experience average considering the less than perfect weather. Unfortunately the guide was awful! I was expecting knowledgeable staff who knew the area, instead I got the guide who would... More 

Thank qyitrbl
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were guided by Dave on a 5 mile round trip from Tofte boat landing to the mouth of the Temperance river. The outfitter provides wet suits, and Dave explains how to handle the kayaks. At first I was disappointed that my husband and I got a tandem kayak, but later realized this was much more stable and easy to... More 

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We own a canoe and kayak but didn't bring them along. But Sawtooth Outfitters were terrificly helpful with rental kayaks for the day. Had all the eqpt I needed for my group of 7. Walked me through how to mount the kayaks on their trailer, and helped me hook it to my SUV, sold me an inexpensive waterproof map of... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I went through this outfitter for my recent BWCA trip. I hope I caught them on a bad day because it would be terrible if they were that standoffish all the time. It didn't feel like it was a happy, friendly place. No smiles. Not chatting. Watch this movie while I get your permit ready. Ok then. Will do. Smile.... More 

Thank Lisa S
Fairborn, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

My dad and I rented gear from Sawtooth for our first experience canoeing the Boundary Waters. The kevlar extra light canoe was perfect, as was all the gear we rented from them, from packs to a food barrel. Very fun store to shop for any kind of outdoor adventure gear too! We had a great trip, and Jeff and Sarah... More 

Thank Andy H
Minneapolis MN
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98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We had a party of four adults get our gear here and found the service and skis to be excellent! We had some novices but the help got everyone the right size skis, shoes and poles. They had helpful advice on local ski areas, too. Cost was around $25 per skier for the day. We had a great time out... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I did the 1/2 day Gem Tour that went along Lake Superior and Temperance State Park. We had a great time and a fun guide. Highly recommended!! You wear wet suits, so are protected from the cold lake water.

Thank Joel T
Minnesota City, Minnesota
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104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

8 of us went sea kayaking on the "big" lake otherwise known as Lake Superior last week. Our guide was Dave. So, getting into the wetsuits/interesting for some in our party but necessary due to the cold temps in the lake. We loaded up into the van and drove across the street to just south of BlueFin bay where there... More 

Thank joxxxxxjoxxxx
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7 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We rented bikes one day and took a guided kayaking tour another day. Staff very nice and friendly. They offer a variety of things here. You won't regret stopping in this place.

Thank Michael I

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